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Old 02-14-2014, 04:45 PM   #14161
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I hope everyone remembered Valentines day. Cause i sure didn't...

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I don't know about you guys but I'm about the $$$$$$$ when I make or buy stuff. I don't have the skill or the know how that most have and above all that I don't have the money to blow on a bolt on axle. When I buy stuff I make sure it's a deal that makes me want to smoke after. ( I don't smoke) So poor and unknowing folks like me have to save and search junkyards and just do what we can with what we got till we can do better.

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Old 02-14-2014, 05:08 PM   #14164
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At the dealership having the oil changed and decided to wander the lot looking at the new Cherokee. I really like it, there's a lot of cool features and lots of room compared to our Mazda. I'm taking Mike a brochure for valentines day, lol

Oh, I did get him something else too, haha.
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:21 PM   #14165
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I'm just not able to do the work anymore. Thats why I sold off most of the tools and sold the House. No more shop. Lathe, vertical mill, welders, flow bench and grinding bench. I put at least a motor a week out of that shop for years. Now I have trouble picking up the paper. LOL So I pay someone to do what I use to. Except i do new parts. I am having a blast. It cost's way way more but I can afford it right now. Maybe after Obamacare kicks in I will be out at steve's place looking thru his bolt drawer for treasures.
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I gotta start looking towards a second career as my military one is coming to an end. I really want to pick up the kind of knowledge you guys have to apply it towards my next career. Not much call for what I do in the civilian world.

I've got a little extra money after taxes and I'm kicking around the idea of a couple mods. Can't decide so I'm open to opinions. I'm considering updating my lighting to LEDs, a front aussie locker, a small winch, or some armor (oil pan skid and diff covers) ... it's a tough call and I can only afford one of those. Thoughts?
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I gotta start looking towards a second career as my military one is coming to an end. I really want to pick up the kind of knowledge you guys have to apply it towards my next career. Not much call for what I do in the civilian world.

I've got a little extra money after taxes and I'm kicking around the idea of a couple mods. Can't decide so I'm open to opinions. I'm considering updating my lighting to LEDs, a front aussie locker, a small winch, or some armor (oil pan skid and diff covers) ... it's a tough call and I can only afford one of those. Thoughts?

What did you do in the service?
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I gotta start looking towards a second career as my military one is coming to an end. I really want to pick up the kind of knowledge you guys have to apply it towards my next career. Not much call for what I do in the civilian world.

I've got a little extra money after taxes and I'm kicking around the idea of a couple mods. Can't decide so I'm open to opinions. I'm considering updating my lighting to LEDs, a front aussie locker, a small winch, or some armor (oil pan skid and diff covers) ... it's a tough call and I can only afford one of those. Thoughts?
Joe...you might think about using those Vet points and that honorable discharge to your advantage and come work with use at the Maintenance Center...the pay is good...! even the toilet cleaners make $20 hr..
Did I mention all the overtime...
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It seems as tho there are a number of military jobs being done by civilians these days. Most of them were doing that same job before being discharged. But now they are doing it for double (or triple) the money.
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I hope everyone remembered Valentines day. Cause i sure didn't...
Yes I sure did...I left some chocolates and roses on her pillow on my way out the door this morning... I haven't seen much of her (awake anyways) lately.
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I think i would pick armor. It keeps you safe and running when the rocks attack.
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Hard to type with this stupid brace on my hand. Seems like I punched a wall a few times to many in my sleep and bent my pinky all katty wampus.
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I sure did too......she got a dozen long stem roses delivered to her at her work place today (made all of the ladies over there jealous as hell because of how much I spoil her). LOL, why wouldn't I spoil her, she's my bestest friend!
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Nice....you getting a good deal...?
180 with the mounts already grounded with disk breaks.
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I gotta start looking towards a second career as my military one is coming to an end. I really want to pick up the kind of knowledge you guys have to apply it towards my next career. Not much call for what I do in the civilian world. I've got a little extra money after taxes and I'm kicking around the idea of a couple mods. Can't decide so I'm open to opinions. I'm considering updating my lighting to LEDs, a front aussie locker, a small winch, or some armor (oil pan skid and diff covers) ... it's a tough call and I can only afford one of those. Thoughts?

Hey bud i got a 20" bar led and a pair of 4" led lights new in box if interested
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:31 PM   #14177
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I just saw a video on the news of some guy snowboarding down the streets of Chicago, being towed by a Jeep. Lol
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What did you do in the service?
I've had a few jobs since I've been in. Was field artillery, now I do the Army's version of Radio Recon (to put it in Marine terms). Have done a few things in between.

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Joe...you might think about using those Vet points and that honorable discharge to your advantage and come work with use at the Maintenance Center...the pay is good...! even the toilet cleaners make $20 hr..
Did I mention all the overtime...
I'd really like to end up in something like that. Kinda what I'm hoping for...

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Hey bud i got a 20" bar led and a pair of 4" led lights new in box if interested
Totally interested. Let me do some measuring to see if they will fit where I want to stick them, and I'll PM you!
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I hope everyone remembered Valentines day. Cause i sure didn't...
I sure did. My girl is awesome when I forget stuff though. Been together 28ish years. She doesn't give me shit when I do forget. She is my junior high school sweet heart.
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Right on Joe....let me know when your ready to come over to the DoD side and I'll help put your resume together bud...
You'll be building war machines in no time...
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180 with the mounts already grounded with disk breaks.
Nice...Holcomb Creek shouldn't be giving you anymore troubles.
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I had JPI swap in a Rubi D44 front. If I had to do it again, would probably just do a cheap locker like the Aussie and then save up for a PR44, Terra 44. Still thinking of eventually replacing the housing because I had the D44 sleeved and apparently you can't get an ARB in a sleeved housing.
Not so much the ARB in the housing as the 35 spline axles won't fit thru the sleeves.
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Not so much the ARB in the housing as the 35 spline axles won't fit thru the sleeves.
I think the Eaton also requires 35 spline? Are there any that would work?
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I think the Eaton also requires 35 spline? Are there any that would work?
Not familiar with a sleeved housing.

What's the difference with axle shafts or the sleeve? Is one better then the other to strengthen the axle?
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Not familiar with a sleeved housing. What's the difference with axle shafts or the sleeve? Is one better then the other to strengthen the axle?
I think he was referring to sleeved tubes. Sleeves reinforce the factory tubes to help prevent them from bending. Stronger shafts help prevent snapping a shaft, which I think is more common than a bent tube. So I think the shafts would be a good place to start strengthening the axle.
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Not familiar with a sleeved housing.

What's the difference with axle shafts or the sleeve? Is one better then the other to strengthen the axle?
It's really two different types of protection -- The sleeve is to protect the axle housing, the shafts (aftermarket chromoly or rcv) are to prevent the shafts from breaking.

A sleeve is cheap, but apparently a bad idea to do in a D44 because then you can't use a 35 spline shaft which is what an ARB and Eaton lockers require. Plus a broken tube housing is pretty rare. I didn't know this when I had it done...

So now that it is done, since it's welded in, it can't be removed. So if I want an ARB or Eaton, I will eventually have to do another axle swap.

Shafts on the other hand, are much more common to break. Especially when you are running larger wheels and doing rock crawling. So there's no disadvantage to running aftermarket shafts.

With the shafts, there are RCV and Chromoly. RCV are stronger, but some say it is better to run chromoly because they will flex more whereas an rcv is more likely to break other things because it is stronger.
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Your 44 came from a rubi right? Does it not have the rubi's locker in it? What about using one of those since it only requires the factory 30 spline...
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I think he was referring to sleeved tubes. Sleeves reinforce the factory tubes to help prevent them from bending. Stronger shafts help prevent snapping a shaft, which I think is more common than a bent tube. So I think the shafts would be a good place to start strengthening the axle.
Exactly. Shafts are a good upgrade to prevent breaking. Sleeves apparently aren't a good idea because it limits your locker upgrade choices when the OEM locker stops working.
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Your 44 came from a rubi right? Does it not have the rubi's locker in it? What about using one of those since it only requires the factory 30 spline...
Yes, it has the locker.

As far as I know, that is my only choice when it breaks. Since there are no serviceable parts with the OEM locker, I will have to find a complete replacement.

Only problem with that, is that I'm going to 37's soon. So even if I'm able to find an OEM locker in good condition, it may not last that long.
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Not familiar with a sleeved housing. What's the difference with axle shafts or the sleeve? Is one better then the other to strengthen the axle?
Sleeving is when run a second tube to increase the tube thickness and strength. Because the tube runs inside it makes the ID smaller. Smaller ID smaller shaft. So the question why do lockers require larger shafts?
So that one axle shaft can handle the resistance being applied to the vehicle.

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